OS Identification : Linux Distribution

info Nessus Plugin ID 25335
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


It is possible to identify the remote operating system by looking at certain files.


This plugin attempts to identify the operating system type and version by looking at certain files on the remote operating system (e.g., '/etc/redhat-release' on Red Hat).

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 25335

File Name: os_fingerprint_linux_distro.nasl

Version: 1.38

Type: local

Family: General

Published: 5/25/2007

Updated: 4/30/2020

Dependencies: os_fingerprint_uname.nasl

Asset Inventory: true

OS Identification: true

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/OS/uname